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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 3/4] seccomp: add a return code to trap to userspace
On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 08:52:11AM -0700, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 02, 2018 at 11:26:50PM -0600, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 02, 2018 at 08:28:26PM -0700, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> > > +struct seccomp_knotif {
> > > + /* The struct pid of the task whose filter triggered the notification */
> > > + struct task_struct *task;
> > > +
> > > + /* The "cookie" for this request; this is unique for this filter. */
> > > + u64 id;
> > > +
> > > + /*
> > > + * The seccomp data. This pointer is valid the entire time this
> > > + * notification is active, since it comes from __seccomp_filter which
> >
> > define 'active' - is a notification in state REPLIED still active?
>
> Yes,
>
> > Actually while looking at that, I came to wondering - when are knotifs
> > freed? Seems like only during seccomp_notify_release(), i.e. when the
> > tracing task stops polling for events? Is that going to be a problem?
> > Or am I misreading this?
>
> they're stack allocated in do_user_notification(). So "active" in this
> sense really means "somewhere in do_user_notification()".

D'oh! I see, thanks :)

> > > + if (ret == 0 && copy_to_user(buf, &unotif, sizeof(unotif))) {
> > > + ret = -EFAULT;
> > > +
> > > + /*
> > > + * Userspace screwed up. To make sure that we keep this
> > > + * notification alive, let's reset it back to INIT. It
> >
> > Is keeping the notification alive the right thing to do?
> >
> > If userspace has messed up in something this touchy, it seems unlikely
> > that it'll to better if we give it a do-over... I'm not sure whether
> > killing the whole thing (victim and tracer) is the right thing or not.
>
> I suppose we could do that too. I just didn't want to get into a
> situation where the notification is lost and the task is stuck because
> userspace screwed up here.

Yeah, that's probably best - I'm just trying to see whether there is
any way that this could be abused. My underactive imagination hasn't
come up with anything yet.

-serge

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